Uncertainties abound, and yet such is life, for it is not appropriate to know everything. There would be no mystery and no magic if all was known. There would be no spontaneity and no joy. And yet, certain things are known and can be counted on to uphold your world, to guide and protect you, no matter the uncertainties. Such certainties create stability and allow life in all its forms to proceed according to plan. The sun rises and sets marking the passing of time, the human heart beats a steady rhythm of life, and the lungs rise and fall marking the breath of life within. New beginnings such as new life taking place all around you are daily certainties, just as endings are. And so, be assured that though the times you live in are volatile and full of uncertainties, such uncertain times will end, leading to new certainties, new beginnings, new hearts beating, and many new breaths of life. That is certain!
Calamities, catastrophes, and chaos are the precursors to change and new life. Be assured that times of sacrifice and destruction will be followed naturally by times of healing and new growth, new insight, and new possibilities. The times you live in portend change, and yet remain always heart-centered and kind. Though there are other strains of public outcry, remain loving and compassionate, for it is the good and the honest who will prevail to bring about the corrections that are needed. Stay connected always to your path of heart, for it is the only right way, the heart path way.
New life is contained in a sealed casing as it completes its readiness to burst forth onto the world stage. In humans this is the placenta, in butterflies it is the chrysalis, in corn it is the husk. Strikingly, the old order, that which new life emerges from, is vastly different from the consciousness and values of the new life struggling to take form. Once new life manifests, that which so prominently contained it quickly loses purpose, and decomposes into the soil of the Earth.
The New Age, with its evolved human consciousness, continues to birth, as its placenta, the casings of the dominant old world material values, which grip as tightly as possible to counter the forward thrust of new age values. This is tragically evident in the recent New Zealand massacres, where old world, misguided white-separatist values virally asserted themselves.
White is the ultimate absence of all color. White, therefore, is the assigned ‘color’ of innocence, a blank slate entering life. All humans are subject to the loss of this childhood innocence through worldly encounters in the developmental process of growing up. Life on this planet is conditioned with the progressive loss of innocence through the interruptions of trauma, standard socialization, or simply the demand to leave childhood and become an adult in this world.
Jesus remarked that only the Child is ready to enter heaven. As I unpack the meaning of this lesson, I see the child as the ultimate symbol of innocence. What Jesus is likely suggesting is that all must retrieve their innocence, not become the small blank-slate child again. Innocence must be refined, at an adult level, to encompass the trials, traumas, losses, and disappointments that are the inevitable facts of life in human form.
The restoration of lost innocence at an adult level requires a total integration of all experiences, all parts of the self, all parts of the human community. Psychologically, this is the process of recapitulation where one faces their own deepest fears by coming to know and accept all parts of their life experience and their multidimensional self. Adult innocence is reflected in the full color spectrum of the rainbow, not in a return to the blankness of pure white.
The encasing white supremacy energy of now has misguidedly projected, concretely, this quest for the restoration of innocence through the keeping out or extermination of the darker shades of the human family, as well as migrants, as it seeks to preserve its purity and old way of life. In the recent tragedy in New Zealand, in true Hitleresque fashion, we saw the extermination solution acted out and suggested as an option, via social media.
This misguided, powerful wall of energy cannot forestall, indefinitely, the birth of an advanced awareness that knows the true needs of survival for both humanity and the planetary being. This new life of innocence knows that purity is composed of the interconnectedness of all life, as One Life. Love is its operative energy in its embracing of all life. Truth is its acting cognition, unsullied by the illusion of separateness.
The messiness of birthing this all-inclusive loving consciousness is reflected in the massacres and environmental disasters of now. Though horrific, they are not apocalyptic. They are the labor contractions and messes of a major birth, an evolutionary shift, so ready to take charge of human navigation. Even those leaders who so boldly instigate hatred are serving to awaken humanity from its deeply entranced sleep, to take personal responsibility for the fate of the world. Strong hints of that evolved intelligence and loving compassion are evident in the person and actions of Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, as she guides her nation and the world to be ruled by love, for all.
Holographically, all humans have the opportunity to participate in this great metamorphosis, in the homogenization of all the hidden parts of the self. We are all compositions of white and black. The issue is to accept all parts of the self through bringing light, not white, to all the hidden recesses of self. When we can see and accept all that we personally are, we are ready to navigate and contribute to what is truthfully needed now for all.
I am saddened for all the innocent victims of New Zealand, as well as by the almost daily environmental disasters that erupt upon the planet. May these sacrifices be well-served in the quickening to birth of the coming ruling values of love, truth, and interconnectedness as the real solutions to survival.
Let your inner light guide you to know yourself so that it may properly and safely guide you in your outer life as well. For if the saying “as within so without” is to be true and truly useful, what lies within must be fully known and correctly understood if what is without is to be taken in, given its correct meaning, and properly assimilated. Without blame and shame, and with the intent of healing, look within in the most objective and impersonal ways, with an attitude that is positive rather than negative so that your inner world may resolve of all its dilemmas and tricky ways, so that the light you shine within may root out that which you have kept hidden from yourself for some old reason, and so that you may fill with the light of positivity and joy. Find your light, find yourself, experience your joy and bring it forth. First fix yourself so that the truth within may be discovered. Only then will your interpretation of what is happening without be correct. There is a lot more going on than you realize. It’s all about transformation, growth, and evolution. Understand what that means on a personal level and become part of the positive side of the changing times you live in. As within, so without, indeed!
Maintain balance within and without. Neither too much nor too little. Neither excess nor restriction but a happy median where all is acceptable and allowed experience, in moderation. In balance one finds one’s center, the place of calmness and peace, the center of giving and receiving, the place of equanimity, where without need or desire all things are given life. Even when it’s time to party, party with exuberant moderation. Even when it’s time to give, give with generous moderation. Even when it’s time to mourn, mourn with soulful moderation, knowing that all things change, and that life itself calls for change if it is to evolve. Take the first steps to your own evolution by instigating the idea that moderation is the key to gaining balance. It’s up to you to take that first step that will soon lead to a balance of lively happiness and calm peacefulness, within and without. It all begins with you. Show the rest of the world how it’s done. As within, so without.